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Theodore Roosevelt departs 7th Fleet and enters 3rd Fleet

Posted November 13, 2015 by PO3 Jennifer Case

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Nov. 13. While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to Singapore and…

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Defense

Norway’s first F-35 sortie, jets arrive on air force’s birthday

Posted November 13, 2015 by SrA. Grace Lee

The first two Norwegian F-35s arrived at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10. Shortly after, a Norwegian pilot flew the F-35 Lightning II for the first time, in conjunction with the Royal Norwegian Air Force's birthday.

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F-15Es arrive at Incirlik Air Base

Posted November 13, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by SrA. Erin Trower An F-15E Strike Eagle departs Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, to support Operation Inherent Resolve Nov. 12, 2015. Aircraft from the 48th Fighter Wing deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to conduct counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant missions in Iraq and Syria. The dual-role fighter jet…

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F-35A enters BAF for first time to undergo electromagnetic effects tests

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

An F-35A Lightning II entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time Sept. 14. The aircraft is undergoing Electromagnetic Environmental Effects testing, called E3 or “Triple E” by the team. “What that means is we’re testing the different electronic components on the jet and making sure they don’t interfere with each other,” said Jeff…

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Linking continents through refueling

Posted November 11, 2015 by SSgt. Douglas Ellis

Eight KC-10 Extenders, including two from the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, refueled seven C-17 Globemaster IIIs over the Atlantic Ocean as they participated in the Trident Juncture exercise Nov. 3.

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American fighter jets to help protect Turkish airspace

Posted November 11, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

The first six of 12 U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle jet fighters arrived on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 6, to conduct combat air patrols in Turkish airspace at the request of its government, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters Nov. 10. The United States agreed last month to the Turkish government’s request for…

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GA-ASI breaks ground on RPA training academy

Posted November 9, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced Nov. 9 that construction has commenced on its new, five-and-a-half acre RPA training facility at Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft Systems business and aviation park in Grand Forks, N.D. GAASI is a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. Today’s groundbreaking of…

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Robo-Raven may one day fly for Soldiers

Posted November 9, 2015 by David Vergun

In the future, it's possible that some unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, might sport wings that flap like a bird or a butterfly. The Army Research Lab, or ARL, is testing that concept at the Spesutie Island Robotics Research Facility on Chesapeake Bay.

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GA-ASI expand presence in Middle East, North Africa

Posted November 9, 2015 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., announced Nov. 8 that it opened an office in Abu Dhabi in August to support its Middle East and North African customers. Additionally, it will support the United Arab Emirates, the first customer of the Predator® RPA -series outside of the U.S. and NATO countries. GA-ASI is a leading manufacturer…

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Global Strike Airmen support largest NATO exercise in 20 years

Posted November 9, 2015 by Charles Ramey

Two B-52 Stratofortress aircrews assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command conducted a long-range bomber mission to the U.S. European Command area of operations Nov. 3-4 as part of Trident Juncture 2015 -- the largest NATO exercise in the past 20 years.

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